Peace & Love to you all ….

Here is to wishing all my followers (new and old) a blessed and restful time over this frenetic period. May you have had the privilege and opportunity to spend time with loved ones.

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I look forward to your continued support and inspiration in 2018. It looks to be an exciting year for my writing career … watch this space … peace and love to all of you gentle readers 😘


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I’m Coming Home (X-Rated)

a home coming poem for my beloved … (PG rated) – followed by the gorgeous voice and lyrics of Skylar Grey – Coming Home, Part II

coming home

home coming

coming at home

beautiful expressions

amazing spaces

gorgeous times

always returning

for more

always coming



© 2017 michael d emmerich


For all those traveling at this time of the year, travel safely as you journey to friends and family … as for me I will be with my family for New Years 🙂

Now listen to the haunting gorgeous voice of Skylar Grey

EMS – The Cost ……

An EMS colleague of mine posted this picture the other day ….


All I can can say … is that losing a patient takes away apart of you, you can never get back. I wrote an article on this entitled:

EMS – You Can Never Leave

For those who ask this question, to those of us who work in EMS … take a read … and ponder awhile, at the of the cost of care. To my colleagues who keep going back to do the same … thank you ….

Cover image courtesy of:  © 2011-2017 DanSun PhotoArt


African Sunset

Took these pictures whilst out walking on Wednesday night, to have dinner at a neighbouring project. …  as the sun was going down after a day of heavy rain … love the rich vibrant colours of the African sky.

Location- In the bush in The Southern DRC.

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Amazing nostalgic soulful song with an African feel on the percussion and rhythm. Love the soul in this song, although it brought a tear to my eye … as I miss my loved ones (family) whilst being so far away ….

Fly, fly away
Do you remember?
All of us sleeping
How many of us dream?
This sky where we live
Is no place to lose your wings
So love, love, love

The Derek Trucks Band – This Sky


All a ’Quiver

bend that bow

draw that string

pluck that apple

aim straight and true

no telling what may happen

as the apple balances

precariously on that head

lived vicariously

pierced deliciously

desirous of heaven’s gate?

pierced to the core

bitten off more

than one should swallow

all a quiver

as eden’s gate beckons

© 2017 michael d emmerich

Guitar Classics & 1 Hit Wonders Radio Show

Cello Rock, “Greig Rock”, Van Halen, Stevie Ray, One hit Wonders, Classics – Golden Earring and more 🙂 Bump up the sound – blow the dust of your speakers and enjoy

A fun rollicking good show with some excellent classic rock  …. IMO, and we close out the show as we listen to a SA classic – Robin Auld – All of Woman

I hope you all enjoy this podcast, would love to hear your comments and input 🙂  enjoy the tunes. If you want me to post the detailed playlist for the show please let me know.

Ambulance Today – Winter Edition

The Winter Edition has hit the shelves, its live now in Ambulance Today. Click on the link below to download and read the magazine and my article on page 33, where I discuss the challenges facing emergency medicine educators in The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) – ‘From the Africa Desk’ by the Africa Editor, Michael Emmerich.

Ambulance Today – Winter Edition 2017

Besides the above article the magazine is littered with so many other good reads – from Infection Control to Technology in Medicine, Spinal Care and Identifying the Right Care for Older Patients.

To all the followers of this page, if you want to see an article written about any specific aspect of Emergency Care on the African continent, or get me to interview a key role player, drop me a mail. Equally, if you have any news items you would like us to run either in our magazine or on our daily-updated global ambulance news website please make contact.

To my fellow passionate EMS friends across the world, I trust you are enjoying the start of this journey, as we continue to explore this fascinating continent. Till then be safe out there and stay passionate, and for those who are privileged enough to spend time with their families over this holiday period – Enjoy!

Onward & Upward

This poem goes out to my buddy and dear friend, Victor  …thinking of you dude 🙂

the struggle against adversity

brings forth changes

dragging one

up or down

push upward

reaching for

higher levels of functioning

which did not previously exist

building resilience

absorbing damage

but not failing

bouncing back

© 2017 michael d emmerich

Allure of the Curve

where the neck meets the shoulder

the head slowly turns


mysterious shadows and hollows

the extension of her leg

as she reaches

rising, pushing

grasping, holding

the swell of her breasts

as she slowly inhales

and then

oh, so exquisitely


the allure of the thigh

disappearing upwards


that mons

aahhh the beauty

of it all ….

with those dangerous

alluring curves

© 2017 michael d emmerich